This is my first attempt to blog from my iPod Touch word press app. Bear with me 🙂
This has been a nice week. More snow meant that my mom got stuck here for an extra day and Dave had to work from home one day. I don’t mind the snow when I can be snuggly indoors with the people I love.
My mom has been coming to visit every week to allow me time to study for my biochemistry course and Dave has been taking Noah James on adventures ( some might call them errands) on Saturdays to give me quiet time too. I’ve been really lucky with all the support. Unfortunately, I am just not understanding this material. Trying to teach myself through dvd’ed lectures an online notes is just not working. So this week I made the difficult decision to quit the course. I have always been the straight A student and have never quit anything academically related. But I feel like I am just missing precious time with Noah James and with my family because I am not taking in the material. Theres no payoff for the sacrifice. So I’m done!
If I am honest with myself, I don’t know for sure if a dietetics program is right for me at this time in my life. With a baby I just don’t know if I want to make that financial and time commitment. I want to work with kids and families around healthy living. Since I have degrees in counseling, I thought nutrition counseling would be a way I could do this. But perhaps I can do the same thing without having to do such a long program. Personally training? Health/PE teacher? Since I am doing my dream job now, staying home with my darling boy, I have some time to think about it.
It’s a good decision right now in particular because studying is even harder with no sleep. Noah James is hitting that 4 month growth spurt/sleep regression. Nighttimes and naps are both challenges. he is also spitting up a lot which makes it hard for him to get back to sleep at night after nursing. But like the good times, this is also a phase, and once we get through this we should be on to another calmer stage. On a more positive note, Noah is now an expert at tummy time and can roll very easily from belly to back! My little man is growing up!
Despite the lack if sleep (both his and mine!) we spent my second day without the obligation to study doing something fun together. Grandma Jan (Dave’s mom) sent me her recipe for Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies. There are few foods Dave actually craves. But cookies are one of them. Today Noah and I did our first baking project!
Before anyone calls child protective services over Noah sitting on the counter in his Bumbo chair, I pulled out all if the ingredients ahead of time so my back was never to him. He loved watching the process!
I am looking forward to a weekend free of studying. Unfortunately, we have more snow on the way. But I’m excited to spend time relaxing at home with my boys.
I’ll leave you with a few more shots of the snow since last week’s additional foot!
Our icicles from the outside ( these have been chopped down and have reformed already!)
The view of our driveway from the livingroom (what driveway!?)
And out the guest room window…
Enough snow please!!!